Tomato Gathiya Nu Shaak Recipe

Gujarati style of making curry with farsaan/sev

Recipe / food styling / photography by - Sunayana Gupta


‘Tomato gathiya nu shaak’ is a very unusual but delicious sweet n sour Kathiawadi recipe. This is a simple home style curry that usually you won’t find in fancy restaurant menus. It is made with simmering ‘Gathiyas’ or ‘Sev’ (Fried gramflour snacks) in a lip smacking tomato based gravy. And yes….. a keeper dish for those days when you don’t have sufficient vegetables at home, as a packet of gathiya comes handy. Ideal for simple & no fuss weekend meals !

One thing that I absolutely love about Gujarati cuisine is that they do not depend only on 'Veggies' to make meals. But anything handy like a packet of papad, farsaan, besan, mangodi can become the hero of their entire breakfast, snack or even main course. Like see here, such a simple recipe and what beautiful flavors! Well if you love Gujarati recipes and want to try some, then go for rice khichu, khaman dhokala and amiri khaman

Do not miss to refer the TIPS before trying out this recipe.

*Garnish tomato gathiya nu shaak with freshly chopped coriander, onion, tomato and relish with piping hot phulkas, bhakhri, methi thepla ,  palak thepla or dhaniya masala parantha. Do not miss to team along Marwari hari mirch ka achaar and ginger chilly pickle

*For a quick lunch serve with easy paneer bhurji, ajwain aloo along with some kabuli chaat. Team up with instant garlic pickle !

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Tomato Gathiya Nu Shaak

Tomato gathiya nu shaak is a very unusual but delicious sweet n sour Kathiawadi recipe. This is a simple home style curry recipe that usually you won't find in fancy restaurant menus. It is made with simmering Gathiyas or Sev in a lip smacking tomato based gravy.

Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 20 minutes

Category : Curries
Cuisine :
Servings : 3 servings

Author : Sunayana Gupta

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Recipe Ingredients

  • Gathiya (Sev/farsaan) – 150 gms.
  • Tomato – 4-5 large
  • Green chilly (Slit length wise) – 2-4
  • Ginger chilly paste – 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafetida – A pinch or two
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – To taste
  • Oil – 3-5 tablespoon

Whole spices –

  • Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cloves – 3-5
  • Black peppercorns – 5-7

To garnish –

  • Freshly chopped coriander
  • Chopped tomato
  • Chopped onion (Optional)
  • Chopped green chilly (Optional)

How to make Tomato Gathiya Nu Shaak

  • To begin with, we need to chop tomatoes into fine pieces. Keep aside.
  • Now, heat oil in a large pan. Add all the whole spices and asafetida. Fry for few seconds or till you get a nice aroma of spices.
  • Add turmeric powder, ginger chilly paste, slit chilly and sauté for a minute.
  • Now, its time to add in the chopped tomatoes. Cover the pan and simmer on medium flame for 5-7 minutes or till tomatoes get mushy.
  • Season with salt, sugar and all the powdered spices. Cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Rich tomato masala is ready now. Add gathiya just before serving.

‘Tomato gathiya nu shaak’ is ready.


  • Red juicy tomatoes are best suited for this dish. Don’t use green or orange ones.
  • In this recipe, ONION is used only for garnish purpose. It is not mandatory in the recipe. Simply avoid it in case you want to make a ‘No onion-garlic’ meal.

About Sunayana Gupta



I am founder, recipe creater, blogger and food photographer for this website. Here we provide you with some lip smacking veg. and egg recipes that you can easily replicate in your kitchen and create a soulful platter for your family & friends following our serving suggestions. From some regional Indian cuisine to popular recipes from around the globe, our focus is to make cooking easy for you with simple to follow steps, staple ingredients and accessible cooking techniques.

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